Board of Trustee Policy: 6.4

Date: April 2020

Supersedes: October 2011, May 2003


Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) strives to create a community of and for learners. To do so requires an environment of trust and openness. MCCC is committed to the premise that all individuals have a right to learn and work in an environment that is safe, productive, respectful, and free from discrimination or retaliation. Discrimination or retaliation will not be tolerated as such behavior is disrespectful, contrary to our goals and objectives, and threatens to destroy the environment of mutual respect that must prevail if the College is to fulfill its mission.


MCCC, in its educational programs, activities, employment and human resources policies and practices, will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), ancestry, national origin, age (40 or older), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender presentation, veteran’s status, marital status or disability.

Additionally, the College complies with the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits the use of genetic information related to hiring, or any terms, conditions or privileges of employment, and to the intentional and unlawful acquisition of genetic information for any applicant, employee or family member.

Reasonable accommodation also will be provided to qualified persons with disabilities, and to accommodate religious practices provided that it does not pose an undue hardship. Moreover, MCCC takes seriously all allegations of discrimination or retaliation and will take appropriate action in response to any credible allegations.